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>> hi. welcome to san francisco. stay safe and exploring how you can stay in your home safely after an earthquake. let's look at common earthquake myths. >> we are here at the urban center on mission street in san francisco. we have 3 guest today. we have david constructional engineer and bill harvey. i want to talk about urban myths. what do you think about earthquakes, can you tell if they are coming in advance? >> he's sleeping during those earthquakes? >> have you noticed him take any special? >> no. he sleeps right through them. there is no truth that i'm aware of with harvey that
dogs are aware of an impending earthquake. >> you hear the myth all the time. suppose the dog helps you get up, is it going to help you do something >> i hear they are aware of small vibrations. but yes, i read extensively that dogs cannot realize earthquakes. >> today is a spectacular day in san francisco and sometimes people would say this is earthquake weather. is this earthquake weather? >> no. not that i have heard of. no such thing. >> there is no such thing. >> we are talking about the weather in a daily or weekly cycle. there is no relationship. i have heard it's hot or cold weather or rain. i'm not sure which is the myth.
>> how about time of day? >> yes. it happens when it's least convenient. when it happens people say we were lucky and when they don't. it's terrible timing. it's never a good time for an earthquake. >> but we are going to have one. >> how about the ground swallowing people into the ground? >> like the earth that collapsed? it's not like the tv shows. >> the earth does move and it bumps up and you get a ground fracture but it's not something that opens up and sucks you up
into haddes. >> it's not going anywhere. we are going to have a lot of damage, but this myth that california is going to the ocean is not real. >> southern california is moving north. it's coming up from the south to the north. >> you would have to invest the million year cycle, not weeks or years. maybe millions of years from now, part of los angeles will be in the bay area. >> for better or worse. >> yes. >> this is a tough question. >> those other ones weren't tough. >> this is a really easy challenge. are the smaller ones less stress? >> yes. the amount released in
small earthquakes is that they are so small in you need many of those. >> i think would you probably have to have maybe hundreds of magnitude earthquakes of 4.7. >> so small earthquakes are not making our lives better in the future? >> not anyway that you can count on. >> i have heard that buildings in san francisco are on rollers and isolated? >> it's not true. it's a conventional foundation like almost all the circumstances buildings in san francisco. >> the trans-america was built way before. it's a pretty conventional foundation design. >> i have heard about this
thing called the triangle of life and up you are supposed to go to the edge of your bed to save yourself. is there anything of value to that ? >> yes, if you are in your room. you should drop, cover and hold onto something. if you are in school, same thing, kitchen same thing. if you happen to be in your bed, and you rollover your bed, it's not a bad place to be. >> the reality is when we have a major earthquake the ground shaking so pronounced that you are not going to be able to get up and go anywhere. you are pretty much staying where you are when that earthquake hits. you are not going to be able to stand up and run with gravity. >> you want to get under the door frame but you are not moving to great distances.
>> where can i buy a richter scale? >> mr. richter is selling it. we are going to put a plug in for cold hardware. they are not available. it's a rather complex. >> in fact we don't even use the richter scale anymore. we use a moment magnitude. the richter scale was early technology. >> probably a myth that i hear most often is my building is just fine in the loma prieta earthquake so everything is fine. is that true ? >> loma prieta was different. the ground acceleration here was quite moderate and the duration was moderate. so anyone that believes they survived a big earthquake and
their building has been tested is sadly mistaken. >> we are planning for the bigger earthquake closer to san francisco and a fault totally independent. >> much stronger than the loma prieta earthquake. >> so people who were here in '89 they should say 3 times as strong and twice as long and that will give them more of an occasion of the earthquake we would have. 10 percent isn't really the threshold of damage. when you triple it you cross that line. it's much more damage in earthquake. >> i want to thank you, harvey, thanks pat for
>> welcome to "culturewire." today we are at recology. they are celebrate 20 years of one of the most incredibly unique artist residency programs. we are here to learn more from one of the resident artists. welcome to the show, deborah. tell us how this program began 20 years ago. >> the program began 20 years ago. our founder was an environmentalist and an activist and an artist in the 1970's. she started these street sweeping campaigns in the city. she started with kids. they had an exhibition at city hall. city officials heard about her
efforts and they invited her to this facility. we thought it would coincide with our efforts to get folks to recycle, it is a great educational tool. since then, we have had 95 professional artists come through. >> how has the program changed over the years? how has the program -- what can the public has an artist engage with? >> for the most part, we worked with metal and wood, what you would expect from a program like ours. over the years, we tried to include artists and all types of mediums. conceptual artists, at installation, photographers, videographers. >> that has really expanded the program out. it is becoming so dynamic right now with your vision of interesting artists in gauging here. why would an artist when to come here? >> mainly, access to the
materials. we also give them a lot of support. when they start, it is an empty studio. they go out to the public area and -- we call it the big store. they go out shopping, take the materials that, and get to work. it is kind of like a reprieve, so they can really focus on their body of work. >> when you are talking about recology, do you have the only sculpture garden at the top? >> it is based on work that was done many years ago in new york. it is the only kind of structured, artist program. weit is beautiful. a lot of the plants you see were pulled out of the garbage, and we use our compost to transplant them. the pathway is lined with rubble from the earthquake from the
freeways we tour about 5000 people a year to our facility, adults and children. we talk about recycling and conservation. they can meet the artists. >> fantastic. let's go meet some of your current artists. here we are with lauren. can you tell us how long have been here so far and what you're working on? >> we started our residency on june 1, so we came into the studio then and spent most of the first couple weeks just digging around in the trash. i am continuing my body of work, kind of making these hand- embroidered objects from our day-to-day life. >> can you describe some of the things you have been making here? this is amazing. >> i think i started a lot of my work about the qualities of light is in the weight. i have been thinking a lot about
things floating through the air. it is also very windy down here. there is a piece of sheet music up there that i have embroidered third. there is a pamphlet about hearing dea -- nearing death. this is a dead rabbit. this is what i am working on now. this is a greeting card that i found, making it embroidered. it is for a very special friend. >> while we were looking at this, i glanced down and this is amazing, and it is on top of a book, it is ridiculous and amazing. >> i am interested in the serendipity of these still life compositions. when he got to the garbage and to see the arrangement of objects that is completely spontaneous. it is probably one of the least thought of compositions. people are getting rid of this stuff. it holds no real value to them,
because they're disposing of it. >> we're here in another recology studio with abel. what attracted you to apply for this special program? >> who would not want to come to the dump? but is the first question. for me, being in a situation that you're not comfortable in has always been the best. >> what materials were you immediately attracted to when you started and so what was available here? >> there are a lot of books. that is one of the thing that hits me the most. books are good for understanding, language, and art in general. also being a graphic designer, going straight to the magazines and seeing all this printed material being discarded has also been part of my work. of course, always wood or any kind of plastic form or anything like that. >> job mr. some of the pieces you have made while you have been here.
-- taught me through some of the pieces you have made while you have been here. >> the first thing that attracted me to this was the printed surface. it was actually a poster. it was a silk screen watercolor, about 8 feet long. in terms of the flatwork, i work with a lot of cloddish. so being able to cut into it come at into it, removed parts, it is part of the process of negotiating the final form. >> how do you jump from the two dimensional work that you create to the three-dimensional? maybe going back from the 3f to 2d. >> everything is in the process of becoming. things are never said or settled. the sculptures are being made while i am doing the collages, and vice versa. it becomes a part of something else. there's always this figuring out of where things belong or where
they could parapets something else. at the end goal is to possibly see one of these collage plans be built out and create a structure that reflects back into the flat work. >> thank you so much for allowing "culturewire" to visit this amazing facility and to learn more about the artists in residence program. is there anything you like our viewers to know? >> we have art exhibitions every four months, and a win by the public to come out. everybody is welcome to come out. we have food. sometimes we have gains and bands. it is great time. from june to september, we accept applications from bay area artists. we encouraged artists from all mediums to apply. we want as many artists from the bay area out here so they can have the same experience. >> how many artists to do your host here? >> 6 artist a year, and we receive about 108 applications.
done. >> it's a pleasure to have a you here at the martin luther king academy is school for this important celebration. i service in the district. before i serve say a few words i want to thank and acknowledge some important individuals that are with us morning. if i miss someone which i will i wanted to thank you all a general thank you for being here today. i think today, we be mark in our
calendars as a seminal chafrng point in public education in san francisco moving forward. before i go any further i want to recognize our members our elected commissioner commissioner joel winning who's with us this morning (clapping) >> i'd like to recognize commissioner matt haney who is with us thank you. and playing a dual rule the mayors commissioner mendosa mcdonald who is here with us (clapping) and the heroes in my mind absolutely the folks that led the work effecting lives each and every day our entire principle group is here today. can you stand so we can applaud
you? thank you. thank you for being here. and obviously, we want to thank our principle here at martin luther king middle school natalie for opening her doors to us (clapping) >> i'd like to okay as well as our assistant superintendant ms. jean i didn't pond. (clapping). >> our director of middle schools mr. richard curbing i didn't (clapping). >> and you may have heard r a word or two is our superintendant that supervisors our k 12 schools and, of course, i will introduce him look at later in the program but your
absolutely visionary and leader of '71 of san francisco mr. ed lee mayor thank you. and a try visionary and a great great citizen of san francisco and also our partner mr. benny thank you for being here (clapping) >> i'd like to recognize two corporate's partners here today mr. ken at zinc good who partnered u.s.s. from auto deck mr. carl he's not here but titus his entire team is auto deck thank you. just a couple more introductions, if you will, many of those conversations are
ongoing but i personally remember a dinner that i tenant a little bit more than a year ago and we talked about the dream we had. but i also want to recognize susan keeping who is here from the creeping foundation. and then a person we've been working with hand and >> prayer by the chaplain. >> hand you choose the analog but helped us with a true partnering susan we appreciate your help (clapping). >> and then last but not least one person is here one is not by the two members the district staff that's been on the ground both visionary but making the trains won run on time and she's
our special assistant to the chief of staff. (clapping) and then our district chief of staff who couldn't be here today is on the east coast planning her daughter's wedding but that's laura wherever you are. why are we here today and thank you middle school to talk about this partnership. ladies and gentlemen, if you look at who we are in san francisco and as and former history teacher we're in the technology local place of the world. the innovative things that happen in technology and the innovative things that happen in any part of the stem idea science, technology engineering and market you can drug draw d a
line back to san francisco. so it makes sense that the public schools should reflect that innovation and that sense of urge awhile engaging and preparing our spreadsheets students for careers and jobs that don't exist. so how do we do that within an educational institution. we don't charge for you services. we sell nothing to public schools so we're really, really did not that on and glad to work with the civil folks in our community who have a deep sense of what it will take to make sure that all residents of san francisco are ready to jump into
the vision. we're very proud of the successful pardoning that beef be able to get with the 3 legged stool and that's public educational institutions like san francisco unified school district and elected officials like the mayor of the san francisco and private corporate civil management individuals. when you bring those are 3 forces together you can create wonderful things for the fair enough which our city and for the children. we are here to a celebrate the first step in moving towards that kind of relationship the 3 legged partners. they're saying we're going to chart a course into the future so every student is prepared to
engage if the 21st century but t is ready to be a participating partner. we're going to start some more and we're going to start where the magic happens in the middle schools. thank you. for that partnership and the brlgs have been clear our goal is to educate every single students regardless of what race creed or sexual orientation they happen to be from. we're going to educate them with an ice through quickest by the way, when necessary leave our doors their external equipped to participate in the vision. this partnership is going to help us do that and help insure
point itemal divide that exists does not exist no. your schools and the divides in opportunity doesn't exist that students will be able to use and identify and think critically and work in teams and think outside the box this is what this is going to help us do. 83 we want to thank you. one last example folks have asked me mr. supermarket? about devices and wireless and days they're to be outdated in a few months. so let me be very, very clear this is not about devices we're talking about ipads or whatever
we're talking about changing the way students engage with knowledge. can you image the student that is studying their history and take a theme from history and students are allowed to take a position assuming the identity of one of the historic figure they get to make an eye move about that particular seen and change the outcome. what would have happened in that particular debate went another way are the battle end another way and create a movie and organ with the opposing side and figure out how that defeat would this become and how said that have influenced the committee and the scientific developments it stem from you can go on and
on. that's the power of the two students as i walked into the school today they videotape me and they're taking notes and going to create a blog about this event that's the realtime power that our students need to have in the 2 to 3 environment. this engages our students not with about reality of today but with the vision of tomorrow. so to all of our partners i won't tell thank you enough on behalf of the 8 thousand individuals that touch the kids in some quasi shape or form this is huge. this is the flag that we've te